On August 19th, a special charity match called "From A Pure Heart" will take place at the Saint Petersburg Ice Palace. SKA Friends will compete against Team Kovalchuk. Ice hockey stars such as Alexander Ovechkin, Evgeny Malkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov will participate. HC SKA and the "From A Pure Heart" organisation have organised the event with support from the Russian government.
Journalists with 2016/2017 KHL season accreditation will be granted entry to the matches. However, journalists which don't have KHL accreditation from the previous campaign and wish to be at the games need to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org before 15:00 on August 18th. Journalists must include their full name, company details and have personal identification with them.